Question on Manipulating List and on Python

Laurent Claessens moky.math at
Thu Sep 29 12:39:51 EDT 2011

Le 29/09/2011 18:27, John Gordon a écrit :
> In<a6679459-fc57-4389-8d43-1e5ed960d85d at>  Subhabrata Banerjee<subhagurgaon2011 at>  writes:
>>  (i) I have a file of lists. Now, the first digit starts with a number
>>  or index, like,
>>  [001, "Obama", "USA", "President"]
>>  [002  "Major", "UK", "PM"]
>>  [003  "Singh", "INDIA", "PM"]

What about creating a dictionary ?

dic = {1:["Obama","USA","President"],2:[etc.]]

>>  (ii) My second question is posted by one of my colleagues, what makes
>>  Python so fast?

If your colleague is used to program inside Word macros, I guess the 
answer ;) If he is used to program in C, I'm less sure.
It really depends on the context of the question.


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